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Highest frequency you can hear?

Poll Results: Which frequency? in kHz

 
  • 15% (39)
    20kHz+
  • 5% (14)
    20kHz
  • 15% (38)
    19kHz
  • 19% (49)
    18kHz
  • 22% (55)
    17kHz
  • 9% (23)
    16kHz
  • 3% (9)
    15kHz
  • 3% (8)
    14kHz
  • 1% (3)
    13kHz
  • 1% (4)
    12kHz
  • 0% (0)
    11kHz
  • 0% (2)
    10kHz
  • 0% (1)
    9kHz
  • 0% (1)
    8kHz
246 Total Votes  
post #1 of 135
Thread Starter 

What's the highest frequency that is audible to you at a reasonable level?

 

 

I think I screwed up my ear...I'm 16 and the highest I can hear is around 14~15k


Edited by FearSC549 - 4/16/11 at 2:45am
post #2 of 135

I can hear at least 16kHz. The test audio CD I am using only has a 16kHz track, and then jumps to 20kHz, which I cannot quite hear due to the open nature of my headphones and the loudness of my laptop fans.

post #3 of 135

Interesting thread, wonder why no1 ever created a poll for this yet! Perhaps would belong more into the sound science section though. For me about 17kHz at low-moderate volume level and I'm 24 yo. I bet 16 - 17kHz will probably be the average but it'll depend much on the average age of head-fiers.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/15/11 at 1:44am
post #4 of 135
I can hear up to 17kHz. I'm 16 YO. I had serious hearing problems when I was little, so I don't know if its good or bad for my age.
I still have to take a second to process what people are saying when they are talking to me every once in a while confused_face.gif Probably a brain thing.

Edit: Just tested again and I can hear up to 18kHz, but I have to turn my volume a little above my normal listening level. Hard to hear too.
Edited by G4Oblivion - 4/15/11 at 2:06am
post #5 of 135

17k here. I'm 25 and a mechanic, but I've been somewhat good at using earplugs, good news is boss has decided to BUY me some custom acrylic earplugs SCORE!


 

post #6 of 135
I find hearing past 20k pretty trivial, but I am 16 and listen to everything at annoyingly quiet volumes if the volume meters on my friend's ipods are anything to go by.
post #7 of 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willakan View Post

I find hearing past 20k pretty trivial, but I am 16 and listen to everything at annoyingly quiet volumes if the volume meters on my friend's ipods are anything to go by.

If you can hear past 20kHz easily then I suggest finding a more reliable test or creating your own test samples. Can easily create some through Audacity.
post #8 of 135

16300Hz at my regular listening volume (which is very low), about 17500 at the maximum. But I've heard that your gear influences the results of this test heavily, soundcard (or maybe the drivers) being very important.

post #9 of 135
No one suggested a standard test se we can compare, so I propose this one :

http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-you-hear-this-hearing-test/

At normal volume, I get to 18kHz, but after that I realy have to crank it up. I need almost max-volume at 21kHZ on my Xonar Essenceto hear something, but can't hear a thing at 22kHz.
post #10 of 135

My "actual" hearing peaks at about 18k (with a bit of a dip around 16k). I don't hear anything at 20k, yet sometimes stuff around 21-22k I don't actually hear it but I start to feel agitated, which I think is just the bone/ear structure picking up vibrations but it just translates into nerve sensation rather than "sound".

post #11 of 135

22k baby!

 

I just took the NoiseAddicts test.  If you can't hear all the frequencies, it may not be because of your hearing.  I know my laptop's built-in audio can't reproduce anything above 15k.

post #12 of 135

EFF YEA 22k!!!! acording to noise addicts. and I'm 18years old and have been to a few metal concerts in my life.

 

post #13 of 135

Too many concerts, clubs, and industrial settings in my 49 years; I can barely make out the 14k tone frown.gif

 

post #14 of 135
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by grokit View Post

Too many concerts, clubs, and industrial settings in my 49 years; I can barely make out the 14k tone frown.gif

 


 

Consider yourself lucky, I'm 16 and I can barely hear around 14-15kHz. It's kind of depressing for me. I've always listened to music at a reasonable level and rarely expose myself to loud noises. 


Edited by FearSC549 - 4/16/11 at 2:46am
post #15 of 135
I would be careful about turning up your volume. Although inaudible, I'm sure it can still damage your ears.
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